Buhari Sacks Coordinator, Niger Delta Amnesty Programme

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo, as the new Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme for former Niger Delta militants.
A statement by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Tuesday, said Dokubo replaces Brig. Gen Paul Boroh (retd).
Prof Dokubo is currently Director of Research and Studies at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos.
He holds a PhD in Strategic Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, and hails from Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State.
Meanwhile, the President has directed the National Security Adviser (NSA) to carry out a full investigation into the activities of the Amnesty Programme from 2015 to date.
The matters to be probed, the statement by Adesina said, include “allegations of financial impropriety and other acts that are allegedly detrimental to the objectives of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.”
Boroh was appointed to the position from which he has now been removed on July 28, 2015.
He replaced Kingsley Kuku, the former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta, who also doubled as Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme.
At the time of his appointment, he was charged with the speedy resolution of hitches in the implementation of the amnesty programme, such as the non-payment of outstanding allowances to ex-militants.
Allegations of corruption and ineptitude have always dogged the Amnesty programme.

Author: News Editor

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